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The AllStar CraftBeer & Wine Festival Drives Thousands to Philadelphia

Citizens Bank Park Hosts the Second Annual Beer & Wine Festival 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – xxx – After a sell-out crowd last year, thousands of beer enthusiasts and wine lovers will return to Citizens Bank Park on May 19, 2018 for the All Star Craft Beer and Wine Festival. Guests will be treatedlike ballpark royalty with exclusive giveaways, activities, and amazing craft beer and wine samples from around the world. This year, the festival area has expanded by 50% to provide attendees with more space to walk around, hang out with their friends, and have fun! With over 100 craft beer and wine vendors, food vendors, and live musical entertainment, guests are guaranteed the experience of a lifetime. 

Ticket holders will also receive free parking, a voucher for two (2) tickets to a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, and get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get their picture taken in the Phillies dugout after walking the bases and warning track! This year, “The Yard” will also be open for attendees to take swings at the Phillies new whiffle ball park, and enjoy a variety of games throughout the entire concourse, such as giant bocci, fowling, cornhole, and even shoot some hot dogs from the Hatfield hot dog launcher. Four DJ’s, and two Acoustic Duo’s will also amp up the crowd, and keep the party going. Additionally, the Phillies vs. Cardinals will be airing LIVE on the giant 1,500” screen and dozens of screens throughout the ballpark to provide a true all star experience. The event runs from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm and VIP ticket holders will have access to the Hall of Fame Club/VIP Area with one-hourearly entry at 2:00 p.m., and additional select beer & wine samples.  

The All-Star CraftBeer and Wine will benefit the Fraternal Order of Police and The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation uniting a sense of community in the Philadelphia region. The Foundation provides financial assistance to families who are in need, due to recent adversity or tragedy and are immensely grateful to be a part of the festival. 

“The Barkann Family Healing Healing Heart Foundation is thrilled to be named one of the benefitting charities of the 2018 All Star Craft Beer and Wine Fest on Saturday, May 19th. The team at have been ardent supporters of The Barkann Foundation over the last (5) years through various events they have hosted throughout the Delaware Valley, which has raised more than $30,000 through fundraising events spanning that time period in support of The Foundation,” says Michael Barkann, Executive Director of the Barkann Family Healing Heart Foundation. ”Our Barkann Foundation team is honored and grateful to be a part of the 2nd Annual All Star Craft Beer and Wine Festival at Citizens Bank Park. Attendees can walk around Citizens Bank on May 19th knowing they made a significant difference in the lives of many local families through their support and generosity to The Barkann Healing Heart Foundation while having a great time with their friends at the Festival. Everybody Wins!”


Planning to take the festival across the nation, Dennis Gaudenzi, owner of is thrilled to host the annual festival in the City of Brotherly Love for its second year. He says “We are so excited to have this Festival at one of the best Ballparks in the Majors – the Home of the Phillies! It is certain to be a “can’t miss” event with entertainment and great craft beer and wine, both local and from around the world!”


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Delaware County has lost one of its biggest advocates.

Tore Fiore, the Executive Director of Destination Delco, the county’s tourism bureau, died Thursday, April 5 at the age of 67.

For the past 14 years, Fiore, a Media resident, worked tirelessly to extol the many virtues of Delaware County. During his tenure, he led a successful rebranding of the tourism bureau – originally called The Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau – as it transitioned from its base in Chadds Ford to its current home in the restored Rose Tree Tavern in Rose Tree Park.

Under Fiore’s leadership, Delaware County’s hotel occupancy routinely trailed only Philadelphia’s in the five-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania. And many new hotels opened, from the Delaware Riverside to Central Delco and the Brandywine. In fact, a Fairfield Inn by Marriott will soon open in Broomall, as will a Holiday Inn & Suites at the Drexelbrook Catering & Special Event Center.

During his years at the bureau’s helm, Fiore also held many positions and was actively involved in many organizations that impacted the success of tourism throughout the region. He was:

  • Chairman of Philadelphia & The Countryside
  • A member of the Government Affairs Committee for the Pennsylvania Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
  • A member of the Public Relations Committee for the Pennsylvania Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
  • Managing Director for Track Pack PA
  • Executive Producer for Riverfront Ramble
  • Executive Producer for Walk for the Wounded & Warriors 5K Run
  • A member of the Executive Committee for Forever Independent

“Tore was at the top of his game as a marketing innovator and visionary,” said Marty Milligan, Destination Delco’s Vice President of Business Development. “I loved coming to work every day because he made it fun, and the results were always rewarding.”

Tore Fiore talks about tourism with local students.

“If you could design the perfect boss, Tore would be it,” said Barbara Lehman, Destination Delco’s Director of Communications. “He loved Delaware County, and he loved to laugh. He brought out the best in his team and greeted everyone he met with ‘What can I do for you?’

“He was both a man of action and ideas, always looking outside the box, as well as in it, over it, and under it. He saw each day as a fresh opportunity to further promote Delco’s attractions, hotels, and history.”

Born in 1951, Fiore was a graduate of Sharon Hill High School, and attended West Chester University, where he studied business and speech communications.

Fiore, who was a regular guest on Comcast Newsmakers, previously worked in radio, television, and event planning. In 2016, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored him with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fiore is survived by Corinne Kassab Fiore, his wife of 33 years. His viewing is Wednesday, April 11 from 6-9 PM, and his funeral is Thursday, April 12 at 9 AM. Both services will be held at Cavanagh Funeral Home in Media.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Operation First Response, 20037 Dove Hill Road, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Click here to watch a heartwarming tribute to Tore Fiore on Destination Delco’s Facebook page.


Come experience the Grand Opening of the new galleries, new exhibits and new event spaces at the National Liberty Museum on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia while networking with professionals in the meetings, hotel and special events industry as HSMAI Greater Philadelphia Chapter and Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine hosts its 12th annual Summer Hospitality Outing

Taste cuisines from our selection of caterers like 12th Street Catering, Eatible Delights, Duffy’s Catering, La Prima Catering, Catering By Design, Chef’s Table, Di Bruno Bros. Catering & Events, along with 13th Street Cocktails, Frost 321, ChocAmo … and more to come.